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Grand Street Retail Spaces Tour This Thursday (5/17)

Grand Street Retail Spaces

If you’re thinking about opening a business in the ‘hood, the Grand Street Business Improvement District is hosting a walking tour this Thursday afternoon (5/17) of available retail spaces on Grand Street between Union and Bushwick. The tour is free and includes refreshments. More info and RSVP here.

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Avoid the $100 Fine From Trashing Your Old TV’s: Recycle Your E-Waste Today on Grand Street! (4/28)

Recycle Your E-Waste

WHAT: Recycle E-Waste
WHEN: Saturday April 28 | 10am-4pm
WHERE: Grand St between Graham Ave & Humboldt Street

Did you know it’s against the law to discard old electronics in the trash? Not only is it illegal, but you can also receive a $100 fine from the city. When old electronic items reach the landfill, they actually leak and radiate some pretty toxic stuff and contaminate the ground, and even though it’s in the garbage dump, still it can eventually cause harm to people who live nowhere nearby. Electronics make up only 2% of what’s in our landfills, but they account for more than 70% of toxic waste. Gross! So if you’ve got any old or broken TV’s, cellphones, VCR’s, Laserdisc players, Palm Pilots, Betamaxes, Walkmen or other past-trend devices, bring ’em to Grand Street TODAY! Continue reading

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#Deals: Grand Street Restaurant Week is Here! (1/29-2/11)

Grand Street Restaurant Week 2018

If one of your New Years resolutions this year is to get better with money, you might be surprised that going out to eat is actually within your budget. That is, if you do it during Grand Street Restaurant Week, which runs from January 29th through February 11th (it’s now 2 weeks long instead of just a week). If you haven’t checked it out anytime in the last 5 years it’s been running, you can get pretty insane deals on full course meals at delicious local joints. This year, a 2-course lunch will run you $8-13, and a 3-course dinner $13-30. Also, if you Instagram your Restaurant Week feast with #DineOnGrand and tag @GrandStreetBID, you’ll be entered to win $50 at your favorite Grand Street Restaurant! Continue reading

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A Brief History of the Puerto Ricans in Greenpoint

Members of the Assembly of God Church in 1928

Sunday, January 14th is a day of pride for the Puerto Rican community in North Brooklyn. It is the celebration of the feast of the Three Kings and there is an enthusiastic parade and celebration of Puerto Rican culture on Grand Street. In traditional Puerto Rican culture, the feast day was a day of celebration and gift giving that was actually bigger than Christmas for many Puerto Ricans. So it’s a good time to reflect on the long history of Puerto Ricans in our part of Brooklyn. Continue reading

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Holiday Food Drive on Grand Street!

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Looking for a way to donate this holiday season? For this year’s Grand Street Gives Back, nearly a dozen businesses on the East Williamsburg section of Grand Street are hosting collection boxes at their stores for folks to drop off food items (unexpired, un-dented, non-perishables). All of the food collected will be donated to St. John The Evangelist Church‘s Food Pantry (195 Maujer St). The St. John’s programs offer hot meals and grocery assistance to more than 150 families per week. Check the image after the jump for a list of participating locations, or click here: Continue reading

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Parade On Grand Street Today!

Williamsburg Sports League
Williamsburg Sports League

If you’re wondering why a bunch of parents and kids are strutting down Grand Street today (4/29), the Williamsburg Sports League is kicking off the summer baseball season with their fourth annual parade. Players, coaches, parents, and local neighbors will participate in the parade, flaunting their team spirit to the max. The parade will start at 9am at the Grand Street Campus(850 Grand Street @ Bushwick) and will end at Lindsay Park (Montrose & Lorimer) with a special First Pitch. Check out the parade’s Facebook event for more info.

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Where To Get Your Irish On This Friday!

St. Paddy’s Day Oysters at Greenpoint Fish & Lobster

Oysters seem almost too sophisticated for such a holiday. It feels like we’re trying to class up the joint. Maybe we are? Either way, you should head to Greenpoint Fish & Lobster (114 Nassau Ave) for $1.50 Irish Point Oysters before doing all these other things.  Continue reading

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Feminist Tattoos, Putin + Trump Lovefest, and CB1 Livestreams — The Hook-Up 2/17

McCarren Park dusted with snow last weekend. Photo: Megan Penmann
McCarren Park dusted with snow last weekend. Photo: Megan Penmann

In case you missed it, an illustrated image of Putin/Trump embracing was projected onto a building on North 6th Street this week.

Police are investigating after an apartment building with mostly Hasidic residents in Williamsburg was vandalized with swastika graffiti.

Hurrah! Community Board 1 will now be livestreaming their lengthy meetings! Here’s the meeting from earlier this week, which runs almost four hours.

Greenpoint’s Magick City (37 Box St.) hosted a tattoo event to benefit Planned Parenthood last week, which got completely booked up, drawing crowds from all around the city.

Applications for affordable housing ($596 for a studio!) at the Domino Sugar Factory reached a whopping 87k—only 104 are available, with half designated to go to residents of CB1.

Will makeup giant Sephora be coming to Williamsburg? It’d probably look right at home next to the Apple Store, Levis Store and Whole Foods.

Following two pedestrian deaths, neighbors are speaking up about making Grand Street a safer place to walk.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Food and Drink in Greenpoint

Here are some of the neighborhood spots offering St. Patrick’s Day specials on Thursday, March 17th.

Bakeri (105 Freeman St)
Stout cake will be one of the specials at Bakeri. Check out this beautiful one from around this time last year!

Chocolate & ginger cake with stout and vanilla marshmallow topping.
Stout chocolate & ginger cake with vanilla marshmallow swirls. Original pic @bakeribrooklyn, 2015.

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